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White Front Cafe

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902 Main St, Rosedale, MS 38769
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here on our drive from Vicksburg to Memphis, on the strength of trip advisor reviews, and I'm really glad we did. It doesn't look much from the outside (and the neighbourhood as a whole is a bit shabby), but the tamales were delicious, and incredible value for money. 100% recommended.

Thank Pouxin
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a MUST when you are in the Delta! It's definitely worth the drive!!!! We would definitely return and took some to go!!!

Thank cnewsom2015
Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

If you want a nice taste of tiny beef tamales from a tiny cafe, this is the place for you! It has been here a very long time...The tamales were spicy and quite tasty! That is all they have to eat and they also sell sodas.

Thank Anna M
Powell, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

If you're in the delta, you must eat hot tamales. It would be a sin not to. And it would be a greater sin not to do so at the White Front Cafe and sit a while to eat tamales and pass the time of day with its owner, Miss Barbara, a lovely human being. We had previously stopped at... More 

Thank SARicher
Rosedale, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Barbara Pooe is carrying on the tradition begun by her brother to make great Delta hot tamales. Located on the Hot Tamale Trail, it was the first food place also placed on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Great hot tamales and wonderful company in Barbara. Eat in or carry out. She is open during the day but usually closed at night.... More 

Thank Anne M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The White Front Cafe is the perfect example of the small town South. This tiny cafe in this tiny town serves up delicious food (we tried more than one tamale place that day and this was by far the best!) in a laid back atmosphere with no frills, and the owner, Ms. Barbara, is very sweet. We enjoyed talking to... More 

Thank MagNEATO
Bogotá, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

If you are keen on Blues, you have to try the best tamales in the Delta. ...And they are Red Hot!!!!! as Robert Johnson said. The owner is very kind.

Thank OmAnCiGa
Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

After finding out about the White Front from the the Tamale Trail interview, we had to visit the White Front. The tamales were melt in your mouth incredible, and my favorite tamale in the South. Mrs. Pope is charming and didn't mind our questions about the history of the business. Highly recommended!

Thank telecasterdc
Hadddonfield NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

On a recent trip down Mississippi's Tamale Trail, we stopped in Rosedale at Joe's Hot Tamale Place, White Front Cafe, which had been featured on Alton Brown's show "Feasting on Waves," on Food Network. We were warmly greeted by Mrs. Pope who runs the place. Crackers were served with the tamales, which were excellent with just enough spicy heat. It's... More 

Thank Joe R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Friendly Barbara made us feel very welcome and served some delightful tamales. Well worth a visit. If you're down at Rosedale it' s an absolute must.

Thank Mike P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Cafe
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 Main St, Rosedale, MS 38769
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Rosedale
  • Phone Number: 662-759-3842

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?